Evolution of Wish – mosaic-art melonheadgallery
Laura Harris – Mosaic Artist
“Today, the world can appear fragmented and its people disconnected, mosaics allow me to fuse the pieces together to create something cohesive and beautiful , what I wish the world could be.” — Laura Harris
Portrait of a Ballerina – mosaic-art melonheadgallery
Laura Harris was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1961. She is the daughter of the late Midwest sculptor/painter, Walter Lenz. Laura has been working in mixed media, including fiber art, acrylic art and mosaic art for over 25 years.
Swan Lake Mosaic Ballerina – mosaic-art melonheadgallery
More recently, Laura has concentrated on mosaic portrait art. She uses a direct method of application whereas each piece of tesserae is permanently adhered to a substrate. After sketching out a design, each individual piece of tesserae is hand cut to create unique mosaics.
Lady with Roses – mosaic-art melonheadgallery
Her tesserae include venetian smalti and dichroic glass, 24 Kt. Italian gold smalti, porcelain, ceramic tile, mirror, stone and salvaged or recycled materials. Laura’s work has been compared to some of the great European mosaic artists of the 21st century.
Creeping Thyme – mosaic-art melonheadgallery
Laura’s career was not limited to the field of art. Laura graduated summa cum laude from UWM-Milwaukee with a master’s degree in 1985. She worked as a speech-language pathologist for over 15 years and was recognized in 1998 as one of the top 5 teachers in Wisconsin for her efforts in the field of Assistive Technology and voted New Berlin Public School Teacher of the Year in 2001.
Old man in a hat – mosaic-art melonheadgallery
Laura has now retired from her teaching career to pursue her art full-time. Although handicapped with MS, first diagnosed in 1985, Laura has risen above her physical limitations to create fine art mosaic pieces that encapsulate the heart and soul of the subject matter.
I was diagnosed with MS in 1985 ,but was able to work full time as a speech-Language pathologist until 2 years ago. My MS made it too difficult to continue. But, there’s always a silver lining and I discovered I could draw and create mosaic portraits out of glass and tile. I can’t feel when i cut myself… so, I guess this is what I was meant to do!
– Laura Harris
Peacock mosaic – mosaic-art melonheadgallery
Lotus – mosaic-art melonheadgallery
At this time I am ready to do my breakfast,
later than having my breakfast coming again to read additional news.
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Absolutely Creative and Beautiful…Never Seen Anything Like It, You Are Truly Talented At Your Gift ! LOVE IT !!!
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Simply breathtakiningly beautiful art by Laura Harris. Thank you Laura for creating such wonderment.
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I could look till day’s end, then without end. just fabulous!
How have I not found you before? Your work is gorgeous!
Wow! Your art work is so…talented!!! pretty!!! So lovely!!!
Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is excellent blog. A great read. I will definitely be back.
are they for sale?
Is your work for sale? It’s amazing.
You are meant to do this, and all is proof that for the human imagination and power – sky is the limit. All respect for your unique, beautiful work. I wish you the best in everything, and most of all, stay healthy.
Hello, I’ve recently stumbled upon your blog, and I quite like it. 🙂
That being said, Laura Harris makes GORGEOUS mosaics!! I am absolutely in love with her work! thanks for sharing!
I am a mosaic artist. But seeing these works makes me want to put away my tools and hide under the bed. They are all gorgous
This is really great stuff – it brought a tear to my eye – beautiful. As a fellow artist I can appreciate that it must have taken you a long time to complete – thanks for sharing !!!!
These are stunning works!.
Particularly the peacock design.
Wow these mosaics art incredible. I absolutely love the use of millefiori as well as the bicycle gears.
very nice work!!!!!!